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that are used widely today and administered privately, there are some difference, one of those which i think you're getting to is that the medical reimbursement accounts administered by the city have no prescribers other than them being available broadly for medical services. >> you said earlier, i want to get the number right, that about 35% of employers that use these hra's have not allowed in this past year that the money be used for health insurance? >> that is correct. >> if that money is now going to be used in healthy san francisco let's say, will healthy san francisco place restrictions on the use of that money? i would imagine that we are not going to prohibit people from using that to buy health insurance? >> that sounds unlikely. i would be reluctant to speculate but i can say there's no such restrictions on the administration of those accounts currently or over the five or six years they've been maintaining those accounts forward. er >> i think that's a great thing, you have more people using that money for health insurance. in terms of the medical reimbursement accounts, is there an
, and the threat of thunderstorms. yeah, definitely. checking out the humidity. most of us from 68% at fairfield to 100% half moon bay. that's why we don't have the high fire danger now. it's too humid. we don't have thunderstorms. and even if we did, look at the winds. they're calm to about 8 miles per hour. so anything that did develop would not get out of hand. bay shore, the coast, those are the areas not in where you see the red, not in this high fire danger. now, this is now all the way through 3:00 wednesday morning. ama? >> all right, thank you so much, eric. >> all right. >>> happening now, temperatures are rising, and as mike mentioned, so is the fire danger, most of the bay area. he told you about the red flag warning. we're all being asked to be cautious. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live with more on this. amy? >> reporter: eric, they're gearing up for fire season at the cal fire stations like this one because of the dry conditions. but, also, because of the threat of dry lightning. they've even brought in firefighters from other parts of the state. they have noticed the dr
provides them with that choice, we want them to choose us. a recent survey indicated that 60% of low-income individuals who are uninsured would change their provider if they were given the choice to do so so we are responding to that challenge and integrating the service we offer throughout our delivery system so we do a better job to coordinate the care our patients need, we're working to improve quality and capacity to increase access to care, we're enhancing our patient's experience by shortening waiting times and increasing our efficiency in customer service and these are exactly the items that barbara is at the health department working on today. our second role is more citywide in nature and related to our mission to protect and promote the health of all san franciscans, we're maximizing enrollment into the health insurance options under the nca and i'll focus on this a little bit more. the health department has identified several key factors to the successful implementation of the aca in san francisco. the first is personal responsibility, this is not just the requirement unde
california. it's wrapping back towards us. it looks like it's pushing into the pacific, slightly cooler, especially the coast. it's partly sunny skies and partly cloudy. look at it, 70, fairfield, livermore and san francisco, a west whipped picking up. a lot of cloud cover comes off the mother load or central sierra. some of that could move back off of us. the flow continues to pick up an i lot of moisture. some sun i, a lot of clouds building up. maybe some lightning could be kind of that midwest kind of days. 60s, # 0s, 80 and still hot but not as hot as yesterday. >> traffic is moving along pretty -- pretty well, but it's getting crowded around the bay area. traffic looks pretty good getting up to the coliseum, going around hayward is being in good shape. it's backed up to the 880 crossing. if you're driving on the peninsula or on the freeway heading south, let's say if you're using the san mateo bridge, that's okay. this is also to off to a good start. 6:02, let's did pack to the desk. >>> firefighters are battling ten across the california area. some are in remote areas and others
us. i'm carolyn tyler in for ama dates. it is clear right now over the bay area, but thunderstorms will soon be moving in. let's head to abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser for a first check on weather and live doppler 7hd. >> yeah, and we are definitely going to see some big changes weather wise the first part of the workweek. we have a few high and midlevel clouds and some along the coast. but the thundershowers are very close to the bay area. we are picking them up in south leak tahoe. and -- lake tahoe. and check out what has developed south of baker field. very heavy showers and isolated severe thunderstorms. this one right there is getting ready to develop near bakersfield with numerous lightning strikes. folks, get ready for thunderstorms developing and that has definitely prompted a red flag warning beginning tonight through wednesday. that looks like the highest potential for the bay area to see isolated thunderstorms will be monday night and tuesday. we will get to that forecast coming up in a little bit. >> there are more than a dozen fires burning right now in northern
warning and a lightning strike hits in the bay area. good evening, even. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler in for ama dates. it is clear right now over the bay area, but thunderstorms will soon be moving in. let's head to abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser for a first check on weather and live doppler 7hd. >> yeah, and we are definitely going to see some big changes weather wise the first part of the workweek. we have a few high and midlevel clouds and some along the coast. but the thundershowers are very close to the bay area. we are picking them up in south leak tahoe. and -- lake tahoe. and check out what has developed south of baker field. very heavy showers and isolated severe thunderstorms. this one right there is getting ready to develop near bakersfield with numerous lightning strikes. folks, get ready for thunderstorms developing and that has definitely prompted a red flag warning beginning tonight through wednesday. that looks like the highest potential for the bay area to see isolated thunderstorms will be monday night and tuesday. we will get to that forecast
by a neighbor for their neighbors. neighbors tell us they don't think this is a home invasion. they are not feeling nervous for their safety at this time. they suspect this was a mercy killing of a disabled woman and then the suicide of a terminally ill elderly man. police got the call at 4:30 this morning to come to the home where they found two people inside, who had been shot and killed. word is starting to spread throughout the neighborhood. one woman we talked to, i irene said the man who lived her was in his 80s and a friendly neighbor. >> we have lived here 25 years and his house is a bunch of those back to his house. so we have a corner of the property with them. always been over the fence kind of thing. for all these years. yeah, he was a great guy. reporter: police tell us they found an adult man, they say he was the father, and an adult female, who was the daughter, and they both died. no further information is being released at this time another of the police department. the next door neighbor told us she feels like these two people, who had been struggling, are no
. this is a very fast burning type of grass here and i want to show you a map right now that shows us different fires going on around california. we have 5,000 firefighters battling blazes in calaveras, lake caster, san bernardino, humbolt. 2,000 acres burning. threatening 400 structures. right now 45% contained. we have about 900 firefighters on scene. a lot of numbers that boils down to this: bay area firefighters had to go to the fires around the state to help out. this is while the red flag warnings are up for much of the bay area. the foothills, the mountains and along the coast. >> a good portion of northern california is at risk for this combination of dry lightning and gusty winds. that with the already dry conditions is going to elevate the fire danger extremely high. >> reporter: although it's rare, we have lightning storms. this is video from lightning storms back in april. this weekend last night, overnight thunderstorms reported in the sierra nevada overnight. with all of this, cal fire is asking residents to avoid doing anything that can make their work harder. nothing that can sp
nicco and live doppler 7 hd will tell us where the areas where the fire risk is the highest. >>> later today, san mateo officials will release their findings of the deadly limousine fire on the san mateo bridge, but this morning, abc 7 news has exclusive details of what the investigators will reveal. >>> and transit employees reject a contract offer. now this morning commuters are wondering if workers will hit the picket line. good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm ama daetz in for kristen sze. we begin with the fire danger in the bay area and across northern california. right now, a red flag warning is in effect. amy hollyfield joins us from the fire station in sunol with the precautions fire crews are taking. amy? >> reporter: ama, they are gearing up at cal stations like this one because of the dry conditions. but also because of the threat of dry lightning. they have noticed the dry conditions here in the bay area, but they are really paying close attention to the predictions of the dry lightning. they have even called in firefighters from other parts o
excludes us from the affordable care act, we are not able to buy insurance from the exchanges but the only solution for us is through healthy sf, i have an older brother who was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago, my parents were worried he would not be able to sur va*if because we couldn't afford expensive treatment, lucky a doctored was able to make sure my brother was taken care of and with radiation and surgery, he's home after recovering from rehabilitation, i'm happy he got the treatment he needed and healthy sf will give him the opportunity to complete his road to recovery, for my family's sake, it must not stop there. without healthy sf, i don't know how my brother would have gotten better. they -- i didn't know my family would be illegible for healthy sf, it is the only option for indocumented residence, even passing the immigration requirement in congress, under the current proposal, undocumented residents are being intentionally left out of accessing health care, and having access to health care is a human right. as a city that is strong to have equality for all, pleas
for such, there's a chance they could be revoked. and not supposed to use any equipment that could spark a fire. when in doubt, contact cal fire to ask questions about what you can and cannot do in the area. there also could be road closures if you are up in the park areas because they don't want that element of people bringing into the mix possibility of fire equipment, cars, cigarettes and the like in the park region. just to be aware that firefighters are dealing with the other wildfires. resources are thin. >> a little common sense goes a long way. sue kwon live, thanks. >> the bay bridge is set to open in two weeks and questions continue about the competence. the new eastern span is $5 billion over budget and 10 years late. then there was a broken bolts problem and the back and forth of weather the bridge was going to open on time. law makers want to know what happens and state senator's big project. >> go back through and do a forensic investigation to find out what went wrong. and learn from our mistakes. >> tells kpix 5 he suspects there's been a high level of mis-management. can
to as the aca or obama care which is something that we have affectionately appropriated because the term was use ined a derogatory way, we think it's a positive way, this law does many things but perhaps most importantly, it makes preventive care more accessible and more affordable for so many americans and i'm excited to be here to begin a series of hearings that we will be holding on the affordable care act so that we have in san francisco a smooth as transition and implementation as possible. today's hearing will focus on how the aca and our local health care security ordinance work in tandem to make health care and health insurance truly accessible to as many san franciscans as possible. you know, the thing about the health care security ordinance, it was really an example of how san franciscans can come together, you had labor, community activist and is the business community coming forward and passing an ordinance that set an example for how you can have universal health care for the rest of the country. in september of this year, i plan to hold a hearing on how to enroll for health insura
. >>> they have banned firefighters from using helmet cameras. one fire truck ran over and killed the 16-year-old passenger in the chaotic moments after the crash. the chief says it's an issue of firefighter and victim privacy. it has sparked a debate with firefighters across the country. >> the chief has to be sensitive about what they let their employees do because they can be liability. >>> they are now considering their next move in a contract dispute poot many commuters thought were settled. the union is representing 800 transit workers. the union workers include bus drivers, dispatchers and clerical workers. the vote is at 256 yes, and 576 no. >> a pretty strong no vote. >> what does that say. >> it means we want something better. >> are you willing to strike for it? >> i'm willing to do what the union does. >> they'll meet soon to review their options. >>> east bay commuters remember how ac transit helped thousands of people getting across the pay, there's still a threat of another bart shut down in october. bart and its union has not had any contract talks since a judge ordered a cool
're putting extra firefighters and they have additional engines on stand py as well. a chief told us they're changing how crews respond to calls to make sure they're able to deal with a fire sparked by lightning. >> the multiple incident plan is going to be activated and what that does it changes our normal response, we modify it in anticipation of multiple instances in a large geographic area. >> in an effort to key it early on, cal fire will be stationings lookouts and they'll be up on peaks in the area trying to keep an eye out for smoke and have crews responding to fires before they get out of hand. those hookouts will be the in place starting later on this morning. fear fighters will be on their tows, they'll have to be ready for fires to break out. these red flag warning and dangerous conditions will remain until tomorrow morning. wednesday morning. >> 5,000 firefighters are battling fires across the weather and the -- across the state and the weather could make conditions work. gusty winds and dry lightning, many of the fires are burning in remote areas, but others have forced the
us. i'm jon kelley. marla tellez has the day off. in just about two hours we'll be learning what caused a deadly limousine burning on the san mateo bridge. they've finished their investigation and this afternoon the details will be given to the public. the limousine driver's brother says he will not be charged. >> reporter: the chp office here in redwood city, they're very busy. they're getting ready for the press conference at 1:00 this afternoon. his attorney's office will be here with a number of others. they're expecting to reveal what led to the fire in the first place to see if there was any criminal wrongdoing involved and also we're expected to hear the 911 tape. i did just get off the phone with the brother of the man who was driving the limousine across the san mateo bridge on may 4th. he says that his brother, orville ricky brown, hasn't been charged with any criminal wrongdoings, and if he were to be, it would have happened a long time ago. brown was driving 9 nurses to a hotel in foster city who were celebrating the marriage when the back of the limo caught fire. fau
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